The Blue Olives
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The Blue Olives

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Blues




"Blue Olives [Mamalade Album Reivew]"

Marmalade [album]
by Andrew Frey
Review published: September 2009
Rating: 9

Upbeat, slick and well juiced blues and blues rock backed with swingin’ sassy horns and a gutsy robust vocal blast. This Janesville powerhouse boasts a 15 year history, playing the area often and gigging weekly at Fin’s in Newville. - Maximum Ink Music Magazine


1996: Raw
1998: Juice
2001: Ripe
2009: Marmalade
2011: Pimento Project




Regular artists at House of Blues- Chicago, The Blue Olives (based out of Madison, WI) have performed over 3100 shows in 9 states and play 120+ shows a year. Sassy horns, 4 lead vocalists, killer vocal harmonies, searing guitar and funky bass & rhythm sections are the cornerstones of this powerhouse band. Known as one of the fiercest jam bands around, with over 400 songs in repertoire and 4 albums released, this group easily goes from playing formal corporate events to large venue rock concert atmospheres.


Opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd ('05), Eddie Money ('10), Ronnie Montrose ('11) & Super Diamond ('12)
Have played Summerfest (Milwaukee) 5 times
Voted Madison's Favorite Blues Band- 2011 Isthmus Reader Poll
Feature artist: 105.5FM-Madison's Studio M Show (2011)
3 time MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards) winner: Best Vocal Ensemble & Cover Band (2010), Best Jazz Ensemble (2009)

They've shared venues & stages with Santana, Sting, Robin Trower, Ted Nugent, Los Lobos, James Taylor, Steve Winwood and more!

Influences: Robben Ford, BB King, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steely Dan, Jimmy Herring, Jazz is Dead, Miles Davis, Victor Wooten, Neville Brothers, Maceo Parker, Tower of Power